User Details - mpdonahue

  Mark Donahue
  Trained Monkey
  Boston, MA
  More stuff than I care to mention

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Discussion: Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade - Oundjian
July 22, 2014
Just to add some clarification... "But,if I understand things correctly the SACD is from 24/96 files and the download now obviously actually uploaded from the actual native masterfiles 24/192?" No, If you really want to go down the rabbit hole, The original recordings were recorded in 192k/24bit PCM using the Merging Horus. This recording was made ... more
Discussion: Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade - Oundjian
July 21, 2014
Dear all, I think we all need to take a deep breath and think carefully before putting forward that there is nefarious intent by the folks trying to get high quality recordings out there. These people work hard in a pretty thankless job to get the material out to the customer. WRT this title, it was recorded in 192k 24bit PCM but only SACD ... more
RCA Living Stereo Reissues on Hybrid SACD
July 7, 2013
What I am saying is that I could tell you whatever I want, but realistically a quarter turn of a calibration pot or +/-.2db level difference has a bigger impact on the master that you hear than the converter used does. The funny thing is that most of the people that do this for a living don't have any religion in this subject. These are all just ... more
RCA Living Stereo Reissues on Hybrid SACD
July 7, 2013
Just a couple of quick comments from the gallery- 1) The entirety of the RCA Living stereo series was mastered by Myself and the digital restoration work was done by a pair of my colleagues, Philipp Nedel and Dirk Sobotka. For better or worse, I alone was responsible for all the transfers and mastering. 2) Anybody that thinks that differences ... more
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November 7, 2012
Is there a reason that the forum can not be searched anymore? All the best, -mark ... more